I was at the anti-fracking rally in Albany. I’m another one who is against fracking. I’m concerned about it because they are going to frack near where my uncle and aunt live.
A gas driller died at a fracking site in Smyrna near where they live, because it is so unsafe. I’m concerned about my uncle and aunt that they would get sick too. I’m concerned for the wildlife, my cat and all of us.
Leave dogs at home
when it’s hot
Could someone tell me why people feel the need to take their dogs out of their homes when it’s 85 degrees to 90-plus degrees outside?
On Saturday, Aug. 4, around 3 p.m. I went to Tractor Supply to pick up a few things when I pulled into a parking spot. Parked next to me was a brown car with a small, brown dog inside, he was panting like crazy. The driver’s window was down about 6 inches to 8 inches, obviously not nearly enough. It was 90 plus degrees outside! I was furious! This is abuse!
On Thursday, Aug. 9, around 4:30 p.m. as I traveled down Route 7 coming into Colliersville, a lady was jogging with a dog whose feet were running on the hot road and his tongue was hanging out of its mouth about as far as it could. I looked down at the temperature as it shows in my car and it was a bombing 86 degrees! If you think jogging in this heat isn’t hurting the dog _ think again. Hey lady, the next time you want to go jogging, wait till it’s 86 degrees or higher, put on a fur coat and go for it!
People, wake up; leave your pets at home!
- Letters to the Editor
In Your Opinion: Dog warden article had several errors
By failing to interview the subject of its story, The Daily Star published several errors in its recent article, "Butternuts hires new dog warden after conflict claim."Continued ...
In your opinion: Nature not really a mystery
As I read the column, "Animals' Behavior A Sign of Wild Winter" (The Daily Star, Feb. 28, 2014), some facts immediately jumped into mind from my doctoral dissertation -- "A Natural History of the Catskill Mountain High Peaks" -- the flock of robins on the author's lawn on Feb. 2 are not a mystery: Many robins winter over in roosts, as many as a quarter of a million birds in one roost can be found in trees or in brush closer to the ground.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Education for inmates makes plenty of sense
For too long, Americans have held to the philosophy that tax money should be used only for the "deserving." Usually "deserving" looks white and middle/upper class. The knee-jerk reaction to Gov. Cuomo's inmate college plan, I believe, stems from this long-held and misguided view.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Low wages are costing us all
Since, the 1960s the number of women in the workforce has increased by more than 50 percent. However, by age of 65, the average woman will have lost $431,000 over her working lifetime, because of an earning gap with male employees, who do the same job.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Nothing wrong with Facebook when used right
Could you please explain to me why your readers were subjected to a self-serving, way, way too long front-page article, no less, about Facebook, written by a 24-year-old who had no life experiences other than she graduated college and has a job on your newspaper?Continued ...
In your opinion: Facebook article was fascinating
Kudos to Ms. Reynolds. Her article "My love affair, and break-up, with Facebook" on the front page Feb. 24, was well-written, thoroughly researched and fascinating.Continued ...
- Monday, March 3, 2014
In Your Opinion: Letter wasn't meant to accuse aid workers
This is notice to all who read the letter to the editor in the paper on Friday, Feb. 28, written by Gloria Gregory, my mother, who is 82 years old.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Washington's 'Farewell Address' worth reading
Thank you for your recent discussion on how the first president would view today what is going on.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 1, 2014
In Your Opinion: Russia should have done better with Olympics
Any time a country is awarded the chance to host the Olympics, they have enough time and have always come through and did what they were supposed to; provide safe arenas and village for the athletes. So why couldn't Sochi, Russia?Continued ...
- Friday, February 28, 2014
In Your Opinion: Life without Facebook is plenty social
Thanks to the Star's Jessica Reynolds for her great piece on Facebook (Feb. 24) and to Emily Popek for that wonderful illustration.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Careful letting people into your home
Seniors, beware. Having help come into your home isn't always a good idea. There are those who will steal you blind.Continued ...
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
In Your Opinion: NIMBY: It's not just for anti-frackers
Spoiler alert: Frackers are NIMBYs too!Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
In your opinion: Gibson supports hospice's goals
We are fortunate to have Chris Gibson representing us in Congress. After having the privilege of spending time with him discussing the recent changes in health care that affect our local hospice, I believe he truly shares our concern over the impact on our ability to serve his Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie county constituents.Continued ...
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
In Your Opinion: Time to bring back passenger trains
It seems there is a terrible epidemic going around in our country that continues every year -- highway traffic accidents and fatalities. During this hard winter we always hear in the news about massive pile-ups, head-on crashes, and fender-benders all the time.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Does Code of Ethics mean nothing?
In Butternuts, newly elected Town Councilman Scot Lueck had to give up the dog warden position upon taking the town councilman position.Continued ...
- Monday, February 24, 2014
In Your Opinion: Newspaper ignores Obama lawlessness
As a conservative, I can see the lawlessness of the Obama administration. The media, which includes The Daily Star, turn a blind eye to misconduct of this president and his administration.Continued ...
- Saturday, February 22, 2014
In Your Opinion: Pinkey's column distorts the facts
Chuck Pinkey and his distortions: In attributing the phrase "equality of income" to the liberals, he conveniently omitted the 'IN" (inequality). Unemployment figures are another misrepresentation of facts, just like Fox getting all the numbers wrong on election night. Maybe the "frogs" didn't vote for Obama, but he won the election and received over 50 percent of the popular vote!Continued ...
- Friday, February 21, 2014
In Your Opinion: Taxes are never simple for farmers
Concerning the legislation passing to cap raises in agricultural land taxes at two percent per year on eligible land in agricultural districts (should be assessed value, not taxes):Continued ...
- Thursday, February 20, 2014
In Your Opinion: Abortion sometimes beats the alternative
Keeping open that uncloseable can o'worms, I am really shocked that the Star allowed a man well-known in the local anti-abortion debate to dominate Jessica Reynolds' article.Continued ...
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014
In Your Opinion: Vote Charles King for president
I am writing in reference to the letter by Mr. Charles King of Otego, dated Feb. 6, titled "Nation needs to get priorities in order":Continued ...
- In Your Opinion: Dog warden article had several errors